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Poster: Classic_TV_and_Radio_Fan Date: Nov 21, 2008 11:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: The Grateful Dead's Cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

I listened to a cover they did of that song from around 1995 or so, and it's quite good, way more interesting and sincerely entertaining than Elton John's lousy cover. I forget the date though. I can never remember dates, maybe that's why I'm single.

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Poster: buscameby Date: Nov 21, 2008 2:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead's Cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

I only saw one in Vegas as a encore, I do remember being less judgemental the Boys at that time after almost lossin Jerry several times. I just though it was a "classic" Psychadelic tune and a great encore for the quinissential tripping band.

It put a huge smile on my face after a so so show.

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Poster: paulypecker Date: Nov 21, 2008 11:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead's Cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

They did it a handful of times in '93 and'94 as well -here's the debut http://www.archive.org/details/gd93-03-17.sbd.ladner.4979.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: paulypecker Date: Nov 21, 2008 11:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead's Cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

Yeah,that's it

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Poster: NoiseCollector Date: Nov 21, 2008 3:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead's Cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

Good one.

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Poster: paulypecker Date: Nov 21, 2008 11:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead's Cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

They did it a handful of times in '93 and'94 as well -here's the debut http://www.archive.org/details/gd93-03-17.sbd.ladner.4979.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Nov 21, 2008 1:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead's Cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

The Dead's performances of Lucy in the Sky never sounded all that great to me either. However, and on that same tip, I was pretty pleased to get to see a Baba O'Reilly -> Tomorrow Never Knows in '92. Not all that smooth -- and I'm not a fan of Vince's vocal stylings -- but I love both of those tunes, and they seemed to have a lot of fun with them.

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Poster: snori Date: Nov 22, 2008 3:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead's Cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

I liked it when Vince brought in that encore combination that he'd done with The Tubes. Can't say I enjoyed any other Beatles numbers GD covered, but JGB covering Dear Prudence and the occasional Eleanor Rigby instrumental inclusion are fine.

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Poster: CompSurfahV2 Date: Nov 21, 2008 4:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead's Cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"


Ahh Setlists.net... a wonderful thing...

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
03/17/93- Capital Centre - Landover, MD
03/24/93- The Dean Dome (University Of NC) - Chapel Hill, NC
05/15/93- Sam Boyd Silver Bowl - Las Vegas, NV
05/23/93- Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA
06/23/93- Deer Creek Amphitheater - Noblesville, IN
08/25/93- Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA
09/30/93- Boston Garden - Boston, MA
12/13/93- San Diego Sports Arena - San Diego, CA
07/23/94- Soldier Field - Chicago, IL
10/11/94- USAir Arena - Landover, MD
12/08/94- Oakland Coliseum Stadium - Oakland, CA
12/16/94- Los Angeles Sports Arena - Los Angeles, CA
02/25/95- Oakland Coliseum Arena - Oakland, CA
03/17/95- The Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA
03/30/95- The Omni - Atlanta, GA
05/19/95- Sam Boyd Silver Bowl - Las Vegas, NV
06/02/95- Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA
06/18/95- Giants Stadium - East Rutherford, NJ
06/28/95- The Palace - Auburn Hills, MI

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Poster: barongsong Date: Nov 22, 2008 12:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead's Cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

Damn I actually saw this song a couple times according to the list. I guess it wasn't so memorable though. Nuff Said

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Poster: He Live's Date: Nov 21, 2008 8:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead's Cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

funny they never played it in NY -- just NJ, second to last -- mostly they played it in CALI! maybe there is something to that......??

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Nov 21, 2008 11:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead's Cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

acquired taste I guess. Either it's the fact it has no room to solo or every version i heard jerry was lost and confused with the bizarre lyrics. I guess it's better than getting an I fought the law encore, but that's another story.

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Poster: Classic_TV_and_Radio_Fan Date: Nov 21, 2008 12:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead's Cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

Trust me, my taste is weird. In fact, the 6th most played song on my iPod is the theme music from "What's Happening!!", a TV program I've never seen. See, I'm a weird! But enough about odd, I decided to do something sane and listen to "Playing in the Band" from 1971-08-06 - Hollywood Palladium. Sound quality is quite good.

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Poster: stilldead77 Date: Nov 21, 2008 3:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: ...What's Happening?

You never saw What's Happening?

Here you go:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDuW2rgbsD4&;feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3Lb7Y4_zYk

http://www.hulu.com/watch/6804/whats-happening-going-going-gong

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Nov 21, 2008 12:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead's Cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

Try this then

12-8-94. I haven't listened so you can test for all of us.

They come out of space with The Other one>Lucy In the sky.

The combo is appealing but not sure on the execution.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 21, 2008 12:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead's Cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

one of their truly horrendous, hideous, and nausea inducing covers

jerry needed to leave that one well enough alone. what was he thinking??? (or maybe that was the problem)

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Poster: He Live's Date: Nov 21, 2008 7:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead's Cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

very, very .....very..... bad and sad. just not good.... they started to step across the line in the late 80s... by 92 they were in 60's EXTRAVAGANZA mode....

"Tonight at the Fairgrounds! IN CONCERT FOR One Night Only! The FORMERLY PSYCHEDELIC BAND from SAAAANN FRAAANCISCO -- The Grateful Dead -- performing....TOP Hits of the 60s! FEATURING THE MUSIC OF: Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Clash, Steve Winwood, The Band, The Beatles and many Others.... Doors at 7pm..."


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Poster: gphishmon Date: Nov 23, 2008 9:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead's Cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

There's something really %^*ed up about this post, really cynical, not understanding what it's about. 1989-1991 was the best period for the Dead since the 70's, hands down.

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Poster: He Live's Date: Nov 23, 2008 10:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Learn to tolerate an iota of criticism....

huh? ....oh i thought this thread was dead....

well phish man you know, all opinions are welcome. and sure 89-91 was OK -- that was certainly "my era," when i saw the most shows, almost all in the NE, from East Rutherford to Boston. and if you think only in terms of an insulated "dead world" you can certainly make a case for just about anything they ever did.

but frankly, i would NEVER play a concert from post 83 to a Non-head for purposes of expecting them to enjoy or get anything out of the music. the singing is bad, the use of MIDI technology soul-less. the dead was ALWAYS about the CONTEXT, the scene, the vibe -- and as the years progressed this became more and more the case. ....A Scene with cool music. whereas previously, it was The Music with a cool scene too....


i don't think the Grateful Dead listened to very much dead music at all.... funny so many of their fans ONLY listen to the Grateful Dead. SO, you have a group of musicians with a VERY HIGH MUSIC INTELLECT playing to a hopelessly devoted bunch of fans with a very, VERY narrow area of focus. as it is said, YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT.



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Poster: Bob Gnarley Date: Nov 23, 2008 10:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Learn to tolerate an iota of criticism....

"... the singing is bad, the use of MIDI technology soul-less. the dead was ALWAYS about the CONTEXT, the scene, the vibe -- and as the years progressed this became more and more the case. ....A Scene with cool music. whereas previously, it was The Music with a cool scene too...."

Well put.
I completely agree, felt that way for a long time but was never able to articulate it so.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 23, 2008 11:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Learn to tolerate an iota of criticism....

I'll back that up, too. Yes, there are exceptions and they should be celebrated and pointed out (Alpine '89, the Branford shows of '90 & some others in '90)....but on the whole Jerry's voice was shot by the late 80's/early 90's and the magnificent jams of the 60's and 70's were yielded in favor of MIDI substitutions and Brent's increasingly toy-piano tinkling.

To be fair, the late to mid-70's Dead (mt favorite era) was marred by the caterwauling off-key backing vocals of you-know-who, but the music itself and the vocals from the main players were far superior.

and I say all this as one who saw the vast majority of his shows from '85 to '94. (Although I am fortunate to have seen shows beginning in 1979, so I caught some of what I believe was their last truly GREAT stretch of shows, up until about 1982-83, with some excpetions of '84 thrown in).

What He's Live said about the band listening to their own music is also true, and an amazing irony.

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Poster: He Live's Date: Nov 23, 2008 11:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: ESTIMATED PROPHET: Re: Learn to tolerate an iota of criticism....

thanks for chiming in grendel and bob gnarley (...?) .... sometimes the Dead world bums me out a little. i know i am gonna rub some people the wrong way, and others will me -- that's no big deal... but every once in a while i fear i may awaken the "KINDNESS POLICE".... and all the sudden these people all come out of the woodwork.

en masse, i think the deadheads are susceptible to getting a little too TRIBAL in their thinking and reactions to outsiders or dissenting opinion. in fact, as a member of the tribe (to some extent) myself, i have learned that if i really want to talk about it passionately, in any regard, i had better save my rant for the Family.... for i know, whatever i say, the general citizenry is not interested and will only further hold me in contempt and take my words for proselytizing. when i believe the Grateful Dead really lend themselves to such a large scope of appreciation and discussion. the legacy's Meaning, Vitality, and Significance is so much bigger than any one concert or couple of years.

and yet.... as long as i have followed the band, off and on for the last 20 years.... there are always people who want to exclude, people who are afraid others won't like it, and worst of all, people who think THEY LOVE IT THE MOST.... and there is no room for people who only love 90% of IT.

i think Bobby Wrote a song about the phenomenon: ESTIMATED PROPHET:

(BTW, this is my best effort on THIS version.... cheers to the Family):

My time coming, any day, don't worry bout me, no
Been so long I felt this way, I ain't in no hurry, no
Rainbows end down that highway where ocean breezes blow
My time coming, the voices say... and they tell me where I go

Don't worry bout me, no no, don't worry bout me, no
I ain't in no hurry, no no no, I know where to go.....

California, preaching on the burning shore
California, knock, knocking on the golden door
Like an angel, standing in a shaft of light
Rising up to paradise, you know I'm gonna shine...

My time coming, anyday, don't worry bout me, no
Been so long i felt this way, i ain't in no hurry no...
This afternoon the streets turned grey, and i watched the cars below
Still I know I lead the way, them voices tell me so...

Don't worry bout me, no no, don't worry bout me, no
I ain't in no hurry, no no no, I know where to go

California, a prophet on the burning shore
California, I'll be knocking on the golden door
Like an angel, standing in a shaft of light
Rising up to paradise, You know I'm gonna shine

You've all been asleep,
You would not believe me
Them voices telling me,
You will soon receive me
Shining on the beach,
The sea will part before me
(Fire wheel burning in the air)
And you will follow me,
And we will ride to glory
(Way up the middle of the air)

And I'll call down thunder
And speak the same
And my word fills the sky with flame
And might and glory gonna be my name
And men gonna light my way

My time coming, anyday, don't worry bout me, no
Been so long I felt this way, now time sure passin slow
But them voices tell me what to say, they tell me where I go
So I know I lead the way, them voices tell me so

Don't worry about me, nah-nah, Don't worry about me no...




The funny part being, this guy is listening to voices -- and like everyone who is hearing "Unique Voices" that only speak to them -- THEY "Know" ok.... they already Know the path to follow and all the answers to all the questions.... and hell if they don't know, then someday the voices will tell them so.....


so don't worry about them, NAH-NAH don't worry about them no.....





This post was modified by He Live's on 2008-11-24 07:19:11

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Nov 21, 2008 1:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead's Cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

I'm "guessing" Vince had his hands in this. He was huge on getting Beatles tunes in the rotation. I remember reading in my paper that they were sound checking and working on paperback writer. Can you imagine that trainwreck?

On a separate note....how are you doing Dire? Hope all is well

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 21, 2008 1:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead's Cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

"trainwreck" may have been an understatement - lol.


i'm doing very very well thus far - thanks man! Hope you are doing cool also!!!

great to back, though things are mighty calm 'round these parts - maybe i must needs rectify that (j/k)

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Nov 21, 2008 1:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead's Cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

so glad to hear it.

I was out for a while with travel, ect. I came back to find a bunch of new posters to the forum. Glad to get new blood in here, not that the old blood was bad.

Have a good holiday.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 21, 2008 1:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead's Cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

happy holiday to you also my brother.

new posters seem cool - let us hope i dont get too annoying as usual (other than to the usual suspects)

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Poster: Bob Gnarley Date: Nov 21, 2008 12:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead's Cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

I remember when they first started playing it.I couldn't wait to see it live.Once I did, I was underwhelmed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjHx66ldGC0

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Nov 21, 2008 11:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead's Cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

They did it a few times, here's one, if it helps:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd95-03-30.sbd.4161.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: Classic_TV_and_Radio_Fan Date: Nov 21, 2008 11:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead's Cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

Thanks, I'll download that as soon as I'm finished randomly downloading tracks from 1984. Why 1984? Don't ask.

EDIT: Oops, didn't notice it's a stream. That's my autisim showing itself again.

This post was modified by Classic_TV_and_Radio_Fan on 2008-11-21 19:48:23